New International Version
So Jacob's gifts went on ahead of him, but he himself spent the night in the camp.
King James Bible
So went the present over before him: and himself lodged that night in the company.
Darby Bible Translation
And the gift went over before him; and he himself lodged that night in the camp.
World English Bible
So the present passed over before him, and he himself lodged that night in the camp.
Young's Literal Translation
and the present passeth over before his face, and he hath lodged during that night in the camp.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ten bulls - The Syriac and Vulgate have twenty; but ten is a sufficient proportion to the forty kine. By all this we see that Jacob was led to make restitution for the injury he had done to his brother. Restitution for injuries done to man is essentially requisite if in our power. He who can and will not make restitution for the wrongs he has done, can have no claim even on the mercy of God.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Genesis 32:20 and you shall say, 'Behold, your servant Jacob also is behind us.'" For he said, "I will appease him with the present that goes before me. Then afterward I will see his face; perhaps he will accept me."
LibraryMahanaim: the Two Camps
And Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. And when Jacob saw them, he said, This is God's host: and he called the name of that place Mahanaim' (i.e. Two camps).--GENESIS xxxii. 1, 2. This vision came at a crisis in Jacob's life. He has just left the house of Laban, his father-in-law, where he had lived for many years, and in company with a long caravan, consisting of wives, children, servants, and all his wealth turned into cattle, is journeying back again to Palestine. His road …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Of the Name of God
The Angel of the Lord in the Pentateuch, and the Book of Joshua.
Meditations for the Morning.
And be sure to say, 'Your servant Jacob is coming behind us.'" For he thought, "I will pacify him with these gifts I am sending on ahead; later, when I see him, perhaps he will receive me."
That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok.
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